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Cheesy Cauliflower

Posted: June 1, 2017 by The Kentucky Gent

Is there really anything that cauliflower can’t do? I’m here today to firmly say, “No.” It’s been on heavy repeat in my house for months now, but today’s recipe is a new favorite. Why? Because it’s basically guilt free mac-n-cheese. Made even more delicious by the addition of Colman’s Dry Mustard Powder. Which is why I’m excited to have teamed up with Colman’s today to share the recipe for Cheesy Cauliflower with you guys. I promise you’re going to love it just as much as I did. Even the boyfriend who’s a little cheese-sauce based foods averse was a complete fan, and that’s saying a lot. Trust me. While mac-n-cheese doesn’t typically have much heat I’m here to say that the added heat definitely kicks it up a notch! Plus with their Mustard Powder it’s incredibly easy to add it into the mix without making too much of a mess. Just fold it into the roux when you add other seasonings like salt and pepper. And then you’ve got a delicious new spin on an old classic.

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Doritos Three Cheese Stuffed Sliders

Posted: May 23, 2017 by The Kentucky Gent

This post is sponsored by Frito-Lay, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Now that horce racing season is over, and life is returning to normal here in Louisville , we all have our eyes set on the next prize. We’ll be spending the warmer months outside as much as possible. For me that means plenty of time at Waterfront Park, trips to the lake, and grilling out with friends. This time of year is hands down my favorite. Gone are the days of staying inside (which I also adore) under a blanket. Now we don our short shorts, lather on the sunscreen, and enjoy the sun. After a long, and fairly cold, winter I seriously need some Vitamin D in my life. It’s no secret that I’m the one that handles the majority of the cooking with my friend group, something I’m 100% fine with. Because I do show my love through food. But this time of year I enjoy spending as little time in the kitchen as possible, because who wants to be caught up in the kitchen while your friends are outside having fun? Not this guy! Enter today’s Three Cheese Doritos Stuffed Sliders that are perfect for a day at the lake or any backyard BBQ. And…

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BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos

Posted: May 23, 2017 by The Kentucky Gent

Disclosure: Messaging below is intended for ages 21+ and is intended to be enjoyed responsibly, in moderation. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RefreshinglyIndependent #CollectiveBias   What better way to celebrate #TacoTuesday than with a delicious and fresh take on traditional tacos?! There’s a local BBQ restaurant in Louisville that serves up Mexican style tacos, and that’s where the inspiration for today’s post comes from. Say hello to BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos, y’all! But to truly celebrate Summer in all its glory I whipped up a BBQ using Warsteiner Dunkel to take these guys to the next level. Why? Because it’s a Munich-style dark lager with an incredibly smooth taste. Meaning that is pairs perfectly with hearty meats and spicy foods! Top these beauties off with some fresh corn salsa and a drizzle of BBQ sauce, serve with an ice-cold beer, and it is a feast fit for a king. Ready to try them out for yourself? Get the recipe at the bottom of this post. AND Total Wine is actually having over 450 live events from now until July 1st where you can sample 3 Warsteiner beers – Warsteiner German…

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Roasted Beet and Pear Salad

Posted: May 22, 2017 by The Kentucky Gent

This time of year we’re all trying to watch our waistlines and get those summer bodies in check. And while I’m writing there with everyone salads can get a little redundant after a while. Luckily, the sky is also the limit when it comes to salad. From the toppings to what’s in the actual salad mix, the options are almost endless. Today’s recipe for a Roasted Beet and Pear Salad is inspired by my favorite local restaurant, Silver Dollar. Why? Because I usually go for a burger or fried catfish when I grab dinner here, but this salad is just as filling and delicious as everything else on the menu. Maybe even a little bit more.  So last week when I was at my neighborhood Kroger I picked up all the ingredients necessary to whip this delicious salad up for myself at home. The star of the show? Simple Truth Arugula. Followed closely by the roasted beets and pears that make up the first layer of the dish. But the thing that really takes it to the next level? The candied pecans. Plus, they make for an excellent snack while you’re putting the salad together. It’s a win, win! Best part?…

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Yogurt Covered Granola Bars

Posted: May 22, 2017 by The Kentucky Gent

Disclosure: I have received information and materials from ©Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. 2017. While this is a sponsored post all opinions are my own.  #ForWhatMattersMost #CollectiveBias Training season is officially on in my home, and along with that comes its fair share of aches and pains. Chiefest of those, hunger pains directly after a run. Why? Because I’m the world’s worst at coming home from a run and jumping straight into work. And obviously a glutton for punishment. No longer though! Today’s recipe for Yogurt Covered Granola Bars are the perfect post-run solution.  Sure, they take a little bit of effort to whip up, but are they worth it? 100%. Delicious. Nutritious. AND way better way for you than the bars you’d pick up in the store. Why? Because they’re not full of artificial sweeteners. Instead they’re sweetened with honey. It’s a win, win. I also promise that after your first couple of batches you’ll be a pro and will be able to make these guys in your sleep.  The other pains come a few hours after the run. Usually whenever I’m getting up from my desk after my morning run. For those aches and pains I always reach for TYLENOL® 8…

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